Personal Branding Blog

Personal Branding Blog

The Personal Branding Blog is part of the Small Business Trends Publisher Channel, offering branding and career advice from Dan Schawbel and his team of experts. The blog helps professionals build a powerful brand to remain competitive in the job market.


Want to be a Creative Leader? Adopt These 10 Qualities

There are leaders of all types in the small business world. What style have you adopted or do you see yourself as? If you think you're a creative leader, check to see if you possess these 10 distinct qualities.


Passion Leads to Success, Or Does it?

Entrepreneurs tend to be passionate folks. But does the kindling of that passion alone mean that a person is destined to be successful, especially in business?

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What To Do When Vacations Are Over

Everyone talks about not coming back from a vacation but in reality, even the greatest break comes to an end. Here's how to prepare for the end of your next business vacation to transition back to work mode.

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11 Rhyming Words that Cue Life Hacks for Business

Each day, running your business presents new challenges -- and some that seem to happen pretty regularly, too. Dealing with these unwanted distractions requires its own set of reactions. Here's an easy way to remember the best way to deal with setbacks.

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How to Use Periscope for Business

Twitter's video streaming app, Periscope, is now available for download for both iOS and Android. Here's a look at how businesses can utilize this new video app right away.


Weekends Aren’t the Time to Do Nothing

If you think the weekend is the perfect time to do nothing ... think again. Yes, it's Monday but that doesn't mean you can't do these things at the end of this week.


Use the Right Words for Winning Business

When sending an email to a perspective client, customer, partner or supplier, it's important to stand out from the crowd. But if your emails are regularly being ignore by these people, it may be a sign of a deeper problem. Are you using the right words to win business?

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What Type of Leader Are You?

The former Soviet Red Army hockey team was a feared group of men. And they were, for a long time, very successful. They were led by a man who ruled with the proverbial iron fist. There can be a lot said for that style of leadership but surely there are other ways to lead.

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Make a Mistake? Rely on Others in Times of Need

Mistakes happen and everyone makes them. Some are big and some are small. For small ones, you may be able to pick up the pieces yourself. Bigger ones may require a little help.